John David Williston
April 9, 1930 – September 19, 2017
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our father, John David Williston, aka Bubbles, at the age of 87.
An extraordinary man and devoted husband, John reunited with his beloved Coralene on Tuesday September 19th.
After 67 years married, Dad’s heart was surely broken when Mum left 2 years ago. Still he continued to bring life, love and laughter to all he met.
Right to his last day John was caring more about others than himself.
John will be dearly missed by his 5 children David (Ruth), Kevin, Daria (Duncan), Kerry (Anne), Danny (Susan), 9 grandchildren Joanna, Heather, Alison, Ian (pre-deceased), Meghan, Andrea, Bryan, Riley, Erik and Leo and 8 great-grandchildren, Kaye, John, Will, Emily, Emmanuel, Melina, Athena & Maverick.
He also leaves behind a much beloved extended family.
John’s realm of friends spanned his work at INCO, Central United Church, coaching, umpiring, fire fighting, and his extensive community volunteer work and fundraising.
John was trained in first aid and donated 113 pints of blood. He played Santa for numerous groups over many years and especially delighted in the little children. He gave countless hours to his communities, notably through sport and his involvement in the Royal Canadian Legion, first in Port Colborne, Ontario and for the last 30 years in Parksville BC.
He is a 3 time Legion Dominion Cribbage Champion and cherished his Legion family. John was presented with a government award for Outstanding Contribution to Community through Sports. He was a father figure and inspiration to many, many people.
John will be remembered for his unrivalled devotion to family, hard work, selfless nature, and ability to put a smile on every face.
Please join in a Celebration of John’s Life onSat. Sept 30th, 2017, 1:00-3:00,Branch 49 Legion, Hirst Ave., Parksville.